conservation · Holidays · sustainability · Vegan

An Ode to Turkeys and Not Eating Them

An apology is necessary to Wordsworth, Pope, Keats, Shelley, and other famous poets, prior to presenting this ode. O, dear turkey, your feathers so full, Your personality is gleaming as you maneuver freely. That people don’t understand you shouldn’t be eaten, is just bull. You are a living being who has children; they should be… Continue reading An Ode to Turkeys and Not Eating Them

Holidays · Tiny Living · Vegan

Tiny House Toaster Oven Cooking

The holidays are upon us, which means, there are a lot more cooking opportunities for us here, in the Arner Abode. In the spring and summer, especially living near the coast, we dine on a lot of salads, and grilling veggies and pizzas, so not a lot of indoor cooking. We do a great job… Continue reading Tiny House Toaster Oven Cooking

Holidays · Minimalism · sustainability · Tiny Living · Vegan

Long Weekend- Sustainability Projects

Since minimizing, and going tiny, we have felt the need to be better about living a more sustainable lifestyle, reducing our carbon footprint, and using natural resources for our basic needs. There are many ways in which we can get better, and we have an ongoing list of projects to work on in that arena,… Continue reading Long Weekend- Sustainability Projects

Minimalism · Tiny Living · Vegan

My Ride or Die, Nooch (Nutritional Yeast)

I often find myself singing at night, when I am preparing Betty White's dinner. I make up little names for her, and shout them to a melody, "Betty White-stone Creamery, your dinner is ready for you, your Majesty, I hope you don't mind the regular cuisine that I- have- pre-paaaaarrrred!" She stares at me with… Continue reading My Ride or Die, Nooch (Nutritional Yeast)

Mindfulness · Minimalism · Tiny Living · Vegan · wanderlust

Bodhisattva (Will You Take Me By The Hand)

The last few years have seen major shifts in our lifestyle and ways of thinking. From minimalism, tiny house living, mindfulness activities, and meatless eating, it appears transformation is in the air... and we're all the better for it. This momentum has carried over into my perception of religion/spirituality and the roles they play in… Continue reading Bodhisattva (Will You Take Me By The Hand)

Tiny Living · Vegan

Eating Plants- For Animals, the Earth, and Our Health

It has now been 5 years since Gerry and I stopped eating meat. I know that because 5 years ago, I sat in the hospital room, while my grandmother was dying of cancer, and I remember her vividly tell me, when I asked her what she would change, or what she would do differently should… Continue reading Eating Plants- For Animals, the Earth, and Our Health